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Greenroof Project of the Week for September 16, 2013: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)

on September 19, 2013 at 9:58 am under Project of the Week: 9/16/13

Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust (LAMOTH)
Los Angeles, CA, USA

12,700 sf. Greenroof


Project Description & Details

Integrated into the landscape of Pan Pacific Park now in its 4th location, the new award-winning LEED Gold certified Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust is the oldest Holocaust museum in the United States and has a two-fold mission that has remained constant since its inception in 1961: commemoration and education. The client wanted an above ground iconic museum building and the architect wanted to maintain open space by submersion.

Designed collaboratively by Lisa Lee Benjamin of Evo Catalyst and Karla Dakin of K. Dakin Design, the roof landscape is a visionary response to the complex contemporary architecture of Belzberg Architects. Roofmeadow included Types I (12″ deep growing media), II (4″), and III (6″) assemblies and states, “With dramatic contours and steep grades (45 degree pitches), this accessible green roof supports grasses, perennials, succulents and fosters the sense that the entire building visually dissolves into the surrounding landscape.”

Year: 2010
Owner: Los Angeles Museum of the Holocaust
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Building Type: Museum
Type: Intensive
System: Custom
Size: 12,700 sq.ft.
Slope: 40%
Access: Accessible, Open to Public


Designers/Manufacturers of Record:

Architect: Belzberg Architects
General Contractor: Winters-Schram
Structural Consultant: William Koh & Associates
Soils Engineer: Irvine Geotechnical
Environmental Engineer: Enviropro, Inc.
Landscape Architect & Greenroof Design: Karla Dakin, K. Dakin Design
Greenroof Design: Lisa Lee Benjamin, Evo Catalyst
Greenroof System: Roofmeadow
Grasses Consultant: John Greenlee

Click here to see more information about this project in The International Greenroof & Greenwall Projects Database.

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